I guess also music album/stage show. Anything you think about obsessively, talk about excessively, and so on and so forth, until you are over it all of a sudden and it becomes this nice nostalgic piece of your past.
You probably already know mine. They are the ones that I write the really really REALLY long scene by scenes about. Partly because I am still so obsessed that I can enjoy writing a scene by scene. And partly because in the past I have been so obsessed that I have this massive terrifying backlog of knowledge enabling me to write a scene by scene.
So, of course:
Saw it the first time at age 19, never looked back, first DVD I ever bought, watched it day and night on my laptop in my dorm room, memorized the entire movie essentially, got a massive poster of it for my 21st birthday, and now am writing an analysis at the rate of 1,000 words per 1 minute of screen time.
Moviemavengal forced me to see it, and then I just watched it every day for two weeks. Which becomes more impressive when you know it was only playing at one theater, 45 minutes from my house. And of course it was a 2 and a half hour movie. And I was still trying to go to work every day. Anyway, the theater people started laughing at me a little bit, but whatever, I loved this movie! Total life ruining obsession. Until it left theaters and I had to obsess over illegal youtube videos from cell phones, and then it FINALLY came to streaming.
Jab Harry Met Sejal
So-so on the trailers, so-so on my first watch, but it kind of stuck in my head enough to make me want to see it a second time. And then I had a friend who wanted to see it, so I went a third time, and by the third watch I loved it. Even after just my first watch I was in love with the soundtrack. That’s weird for me, I usually only love soundtracks after I love movies. But the JHMS songs just got to me, I can still listen to them on a loop and not get tired.
Anne of Green Gables (books)
My mom loved them when she was a little girl, so she started by reading them aloud to me and then I ended up just devouring them whole. Still have to reread them every few years, and went to Prince Edward Island a couple years back which was MARVELOUS. But yeah, I distinctly remember being about 9 years old and reading my way from the back of the car into the house and onto the sofa without looking up because I was so taken with them.
Anything Goes (stage show)
Why? Don’t know! But my sister and I listened to this cast album sooooooo many times that we can still recite the lyrics for every single song. And those are Wodehouse/Cole Porter songs, those lyrics are HARD! We finally saw a live performance like 4 years after that, but mostly it was just the album over and over and OVER.
Singin’ in the Rain (non-Indian movie)
Well, this is just being a sane person. My sister and I saw it once at 4-6, fell in love, and then watched it over and over again for….the rest of our lives I guess? Do you need someone to stand up and say every line of dialogue from the entire film? I can! Do you want a fervent debate over whether the title song really is the best dance number of the film? I have THOUGHTS! Do you want to listen to a recording of Gene Kelly singing “Beautiful Girls”, which is the only song he doesn’t sing in the final film, but he did a recording to show the actual singer how he wanted it sung? I have such a recording! And if you are going “wait, what’s Singin’ in the Rain?”, I don’t even know what to say to that.